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Asserting that there was growing frustration among NDA members with the "one-man show" at the Centre, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said it was a "telling sign" that some friends of the BJP were beginning to "desert the sinking ship".


Terming Aadhaar as a "game changer", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday said savings made through its implementation can fund three public welfare schemes of the magnitude of Ayushman Bharat -- the ambitious healthcare programme to provide free hospitalisation to mi


Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman?"lied" in Parliament that government orders worth Rs one lakh crore were provided to HAL, while demanding that she should either place the documents in support of her statemen


The death toll from a storm that devastated the Philippines shortly after Christmas rose to 126, authorities said Sunday, adding landslides caused by torrential rain were the top cause.


Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar and middle order batsman Praveen Amre on Sunday hailed the Indian cricket team which is on the cusp of making history in Australia.


Thousands of people have braved snow and freezing temperatures in Serbia's capital to turn up for the fifth week of street protests against populist President Aleksandar Vucic.

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely.


Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected.


Russia's deputy foreign minister brushed back suggestions Saturday that an American being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be exchanged for a Russian citizen.

Protestors turn violent
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"Yellow vest" protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities and smashing their way into a government ministry in Paris with the help of a forklift truck.


At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country.

Meets PM Imran Khan
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan here Sunday as the cash-strapped country seeks economic assistance to bolster its foreign exchange reserves and the government's fiscal policies.


AAP's rebel MLA from Punjab Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Sunday resigned from primary membership of the party, alleging that the party had "totally deviated" from the ideology and principles on which it was formed.


The bodies of two sisters have been found dead, hanging from a tree near Dhumnadipur here, police said Sunday. Gunnaur Circle Officer Gamleshwar Biltoriya said, "Bodies sisters -- Kavita, 18, and Seema, 19 -- were found hanging from a tree.


Vehicular movement on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only all-weather road linking the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was partially restored on Sunday, a day after it was disrupted due to heavy snowfall, a traffic department official said.


School friends of a 49-year-old NRI businessman, who hailed from Vadodara, are in shock at his killing on Friday in the St Croix area of Virgin Islands in the United States.


Amid reports that the CBI is likely to quiz Akhilesh Yadav in the illegal mining case, the Samajwadi Party chief Sunday said he is ready to face the probe agency, but people are also ready to answer the BJP.


The Congress ended a long spell of electoral setbacks, wresting major Hindi heartland states Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan from the BJP in 2018, which saw a more aggressive Rahul Gandhi, be it on social media or in Parliament.

Shah attacks Rahul over court order
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BJP president Amit Shah attacked Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Sunday over a court order asking the publishers of the National Herald newspaper to vacate a premises in the national capital, saying those appropriating public property should not target Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Amid an increasing bickering between the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena, the latter said Sunday it would oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament.


By-poll to ward number 82 of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), from where West Bengal minister and city mayor Firhad Hakim is seeking election as a Trinamool Congress councilor, passed off peacefully on Sunday.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar owns movable and immovable assets worth Rs 56.18 lakh while his son Nishant is almost five times richer than him.


The Peoples Democratic Front (PDP) founding chairman Pynshngain N Syiem joined the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday.


Union minister Prakash Javadekar has assured the Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra that seven proposed Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the state would be opened this financial year, an official release said on Sunday.


A man was arrested Sunday from a train at Kharagpur railway station for carrying an unaccounted sum of Rs 38 lakh, police said.


Carcasses of about 12 crows were found in an orchard in Muzaffarpur district on Sunday morning, triggering fear of suspected bird flu among the locals. District Animal Husbandry Officer,Dr Manoj Kumar, said prima facie it did not appear to be a case of bird flu.


Maoists have gunned down a watchman at a road construction site in Odisha's Kandhamal district suspecting him to be a police informer, police said.


The bird population in Chilika, Asia's largest brackish water lagoon located in Odisha, has increased this year by over 1.55 lakh when compared to last winter, forest officials said.


Biswajit Chanda, a 30-year-old labourer, was worried that it might take him years to pull together money for his son's cleft lip surgery, but a train that chugged into Tripura's Churaibari station last month brought smile back on his two-year-old boy's face.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday visited the Takht Harmandir Patna Sahib, a famous shrine built in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh, who was born here, and reviewed preparations for the 352nd 'Prakash Parv' (birth anniversary celebrations) of the tenth Sik